When Janéne and Jamie became engaged, the Sunshine Coast was top of their list for where they wanted to say their vows to one another. Read Janéne’s own words below to find out why….
They kicked off their wedding day with a ceremony on the waterfront Pandanas Lawn at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, complete with those iconic Pandanas Trees we love here in Queensland.
Sunshine Coast wedding photographer Adriana Watson was there to capture all the special moments from Janéne and Jamie’s special day. If I ended up with images of myself as stunning as these of Janéne I’d be one happy bride, just saying.
Janéne was kind enough to share some words about her special day with us, so without further ado…
“We had gone to the place where we had our first date, and this was normal as we would go there every now and then. And as we were sitting together looking out at the ocean, Jamie took my hand and started reciting a poem he had written, which turned out to be his proposal and of course I said YES!”
“The Sunshine Coast is where our story began, we met at the University of Sunshine Coast and our reception venue was just as important to us as it was our favourite restaurant, where we would frequent even before we started dating and celebrated many specials occasions over the years. It was only fitting that our most special day was celebrated there too.”
Paying homage to their early days, Janéne and Jamie headed to the University of the Sunshine Coast to take some photos in the place where they first met! Then they went on to catch that perfect afternoon light at Point Cartwright with Adriana Watson Photography.
Biggest splurge: Our Honeymoon. We ticked off a few bucket list items and we went to Iceland to see The Northern Lights.
Best bargain: We had our reception dinner at our favourite restaurant.
Bridal gown: White Lily Couture
Bride’s jewellery: Bangles – family heirloom passed down from the groom’s mother, who had worn them on her wedding day and had been given the accessories by her mother and also wore on her wedding day. Pearl earrings – White Lily Couture
Groom’s attire: Peter Jackson
Number of guests: 50
DIY: Reception seating cards and some decorations.
Honeymoon: Italy, Scandanvia and Iceland
Brides entrance – Andrea Bocelli “Canto Della Terra”
Couple entrance – Michael Jackson “Remember the Time”
First Dance – Anthony Hamilton “Dear Life”
Janéne’s Advice for Future Brides
“Remember that the day is about you and the person you love and to celebrate it in the way that makes THE TWO OF YOU happy. Don’t sweat the small stuff and take moments in the day to just enjoy the experience and celebrate.”
Photography: Adriana Watson Photography | Video: Sunshine Coast Videography | Flowers: Magnolia Grove | Ceremony venue: Novotel Twin Waters Resort | Reception venue: Sang’s East Asian Cuisine | Makeup: Louise Henzell Makeup Artist | Hair: Big Deal Hair | Celebrant: Bill Scurry Marriage Celebrant | Wedding night accommodation: Breeze Mooloolaba